So many of us social media junkies have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. Some days it’s mostly love, some days it’s mostly hate.
There is usually no in-between.
One of the most annoying things about the social media platform are the error-filled tweets that get hundreds and thousands of retweets as if that makes the errors posted “factual.” And we’ve seen some real duds in the past.
But one thing it’s unquestionably good for is the abundant use of snark, which Merriam-Webster defines as:
: an attitude or expression of mocking irreverence and sarcasm
- no human endeavor is beyond snark these days, so lots of people enjoy hijacking a corporation’s marketing hashtag to mock the company … —Paul McFedries
First Known Use: 1999 —
Conservatives in the Twittersphere don’t get nearly enough credit for their tireless work in this regard. With that in mind, here are some recent snark gems for your perusal.
IMAO’s Frank Fleming on the left’s disdain for cutting taxes:
The difference between taxation and a mugging is no one ever tells you you're supposed to be thankful for a mugging.
— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) December 20, 2017
— A.P. Dillon (@APDillon_) December 20, 2017
National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty, in response to ‘netural’ NBC journalist Savannah Guthrie’s attempt at debating House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) on the recent tax reform bill:
“A fantasy world? You mean, like, living in total denial that the man I’ve worked right next to for years isn’t a creep who’s constantly pursuing his staff in a room with a secret lock?" https://t.co/6fxcLww00U
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) December 20, 2017
One of the kings of Twitter snark – “Hale Razor” calling it like he sees it:
The Senate passed the GOP tax bill, killing the millions of people who died from the net neutrality vote all over again.
— Razor (@hale_razor) December 20, 2017
Daily Wire’s Ben Shapiro, on comedian Rosie O’Donnell’s Tweet attempt at bribing members of the US Senate:
If Trump orders Sessions to investigate Rosie, he will be carved into Rushmore by Friday.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) December 20, 2017
Geraghty’s NRO colleague Ramesh Ponnuru quips:
Under the tax cut her bribery budget will go up 8.5 percent https://t.co/T57c5OTJez
— Ramesh Ponnuru (@RameshPonnuru) December 20, 2017
Move along – no media bias here, right? /sarc:
This is a very objective take https://t.co/rA3UbBObnD
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) December 20, 2017
“Comfortably Smug” on troubling polling numbers just out for the GOP:
Republicans need to pass as much legislation as possible over next ten months before we get Trump to declare martial law and cancel midterm election https://t.co/r2qcj4NvAu
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) December 20, 2017
This isn’t sarcasm but it’s a darned good tweet anyways:
Greatest Christmas heroes—ranked:
? Yukon Cornelius
? John McClane pic.twitter.com/0t6r7pKn1j
— Justice Don Willett (@JusticeWillett) December 20, 2017
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, y’all! Be safe, and be merry.